Tesla surprises with mid-range Model 3

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The Californian automobile manufacturers have presented an unannounced third version of their Model 3 with a rear drive motor and a “mid range” battery for a basic price of $45,000. This version has a 260 mile (418 km) range, making it 50 km short of the long range version. So far the new version is […]

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Nissan Leaf with 60 kWh battery to cost 5,500 USD more

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The 60 kWh version of the Nissan Leaf will go into production in January 2019 and cost 5,500 US dollars (around 4,800 euros) more than the current 40 kWh version – that is at least what “CarsDirect” reports, referring to news derived from dealers’ documents. The Nissan Leaf with 60 kWh battery has been subject […]

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Munich-based Sono Motors launches financing round

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After its first crowdfunding campaign back in 2016, Munich start-up Sono Motors launches its second round of financing in order to generate capital for last the development stage and production of the company’s solar electric car Sion, which is scheduled to start rolling off the lines in late 2019. In the one-week private subscription period […]

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Mitsubishi & GAC making a $20,000 electric SUV

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Mitsubishi and GAC jointly kick-off production of their first electric SUV in the Chinese town of Changsha. The Eupheme EV offers a range of 410 kilometres according to the manufacturer GMMC, yet it is the base price after subsidies that will ultimately sway the consumers. The electric SUV will start at 20,000 dollars (about 17,360 […]

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Kia to raise plug-in profile with potential for fuel cells

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Kia plans to significantly expand its range of electrified models and has let on some details. Artur Martins, Kia’s head of marketing for Europe, confirmed that a PHEV version of the Ceed Kombi is expected to be launched in the second half of 2019. The Ceed PHEV will then probably be based on the same […]

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Jaguar may turn into all-electric car brand by 2025

JLR is considering to turn Jaguar into an electric vehicle only brand within the next decade. Executives and their product planners have produced an outline strategy, says Autocar, complete with a future line-up of nothing but EVs. For now it is understood that the phase-out of all fossil-fuel powered models could happen in the next […]

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Porsche accelerating their mission electrification

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Porsche is beginning to make real noise for its upcoming all-electric car, the Taycan. Formerly dubbed Mission E, workers in Stuttgart have started a small series production in the new facility. Porsche will use those first 100 EVs for testing and practising. The Porsche Taycan is expected to hit the road next year powered by […]

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Tesla is about to buy land for its Gigafactory in China

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The preparations for Teslas Gigafactory in China are apparently progressing. As Bloomberg reports, Tesla is about to buy land for the factory for 145 million US dollars. A decision by the Shanghai city government to allocate the land to Tesla could already be made this month. According to the article, Tesla is the sole bidder […]

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Byton acquires FAW subsidiary Huali / securing license

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Chinese EV start-up Byton, led by former BMW-i manager Carsten Breitfeld, takes over FAW subsidiary Huali (Tijian) Automobile and thereby secures a production license for serial production of electric cars in China. Byton had already closed an investment agreement with FAW in summer. Huali, a manufacturer of compact sedans and microvans, has struggled with loses […]

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Bollinger presents fully electric pickup truck B2

Following its electric off-road vehicle B1, the US company Bollinger Motors now presents the B2 – a fully electric pickup truck with an open loading area. It shares many components with the B1, including the twin-engine all-wheel drive coupled with a 120 kWh battery. Like the B1, the new model is said to reach an […]

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